September 9 event wallpapers: “Hey Siri, give us a hint”

By Jim Gresham on Aug 27, 2015

On Thursday, August 27, Apple released the media invitation for an event on September 9. The fall announcements typically highlight updates for iOS devices. Sometimes iPhone and iPad are announced separately, but it is estimated both devices will receive a refresh in the coming weeks.

In line with new invitations, the web quickly rushes to build corresponding, celebratory wallpapers. Inside, we have some quick work done by avid iDB readers. Within hours, they shared their collections and we pass them on to you. Read More

 

Apple to live-stream September 9 media event

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 27, 2015

Those not in attendance will be happy to learn that Apple just confirmed it will provide a live-stream of its upcoming September 9 media event.

Like the company’s major events held in the past two years, the September 9 event should be presented at the www.apple.com/live micro-site in the blog format, with cherry-picked tweets, juicy photos and quotes updating in real-time right below the video stream.

The iPhone maker sent out invites for the press conference earlier today. Invite graphics sports the colorful Apple logo and a tagline reading “Hey Siri, give us a hint”. Read More

 

Apple sends out invites for September 9th event: ‘Hey Siri, give us a hint’

By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 27, 2015

As expected, Apple has sent out invitations to for its iPhone event to be held on Wednesday, September 9th, 2015. The event will go down at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Fransisco, CA starting at 10am PST.

It’s widely expected that the main topic of the event will be the new iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus. We also expect to see follow-up details on iOS 9 along with its launch date, along with information on OS X El Capitan. Read More

 

Apple rumored to hold September event at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

By Cody Lee on Aug 26, 2015

Apple has rented out the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco for its all-but-confirmed September iPhone event, reports Hoodline. The publication says it has seen documentation from event logistics indicating the company has the building through September 12th.

Today’s news follows speculation from earlier this week that Apple is behind a mysterious “trade show” booking at the Civic Auditorium for the first two weeks in September. On Monday, SFPD officers and private security guards began patrolling the grounds at the building. Read More

 

Jony Ive, Jimmy Iovine to speak at upcoming Vanity Fair event

By Cody Lee on Aug 26, 2015

Apple’s chief of design Jony Ive and Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine are set to speak at an upcoming Vanity Fair event. The publication just announced that the pair will join a cornucopia of tech and entertainment luminaries at its New Establishment Summit in October.

Ive spoke at last year’s VF New Establishment Summit, touching on a number of interesting topics such as his design process, relationship with Steve Jobs and thoughts on copycats. So we’re anxious to see what he has to say when this year’s event kicks off on October 5th. Read More

 

Apple expected to debut new iPhones, iPads and Apple TV on September 9

By Cody Lee on Aug 7, 2015

Apple is planning an event for Wednesday, September 9 to announce new products, according to BuzzFeed’s John Paczkowski. The well-connected reporter is hearing that the company will use the stage to unveil new iPhones, iPads and Apple TV.

In line with previous rumors, Paczkowski says the new iPhones—which the press has been referring to as the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus—will feature pressure-sensitive Force Touch displays, improved camera systems and significantly faster processors. Read More

 

New Apple TV coming in September with full App Store, report says

By Cody Lee on Jul 30, 2015

We are finally going to see the long-rumored update to Apple’s set-top box this fall, reports BuzzFeed’s John Paczkowski. The well-connected journalist says sources have informed him that the company plans to introduce a new Apple TV in September.

Pacszkowski says to expect a slimmer chassis and new internals, anchored around Apple’s A8 processor. He also says the remote has been “drastically improved” with a built-in touchpad for input, and there will be a native App Store and developer kit. Read More

 

Microsoft event recap: Visual Studio for Mac, new Office add-ons and more

By Cody Lee on Apr 29, 2015

Microsoft just wrapped up this morning’s lengthy Build 2015 keynote in San Francisco, California, where it mades several announcements. Most of the stage time was devoted to upcoming products like the HoloLens and the new Windows 10 platform, but there was some talk of iOS and Mac in there, which we’ve rounded up for you. Read More

 

TaiG organizes jailbreak convention in China, with prominent hackers set to attend

By Sébastien Page on Mar 12, 2015

Chinese company/team of hackers TaiG is organizing Mobile Security Summit, a jailbreak convention scheduled for March 27, in Beijing, China, with several prominent figures of the jailbreak community already set to attend the event.

The announcement of this event hasn’t been publicized quite yet on this side of the world, but it seems the TaiG team aims at bringing its own version of JailbreakCon to mainland China. The schedule seems quite tight since it’s only two weeks away from now, but that hasn’t stopped famous hackers such as comex, P0sixninja, Pimskeks, and Chronic from committing to present at the event. Read More

 

Jony Ive and Marc Newson to open ‘Conde Nast Luxury Conference’ in April

By Cody Lee on Mar 11, 2015

Apple designers Jony Ive and Marc Newson are going to open the inaugural ‘Conde Nast Luxury Conference,’ Vogue announced today. The event will be held on April 22nd and 23rd, in Florence, Italy, and will focus on the future of luxury and technology.

“Apple is now a powerful part of the luxury industry,” said International Vogue Editor and conference chief Suzy Menkes. “The iPhone, iPad, and the forthcoming Apple Watch are in direct competition with handbags, timepieces and high-end accessories.” Read More

 

Hands-on with the Apple Watch

By Cody Lee on Mar 9, 2015

Following today’s event, select attendees were given the opportunity to go hands-on with a working version of the Apple Watch. You may recall, Apple allowed journalists to try out demo versions of the wearable when it debuted last fall, but this is much different.

This time around, folks were actually allowed to launch apps, navigate menus and play with various features. We’ve collected a number of videos showing these initial impressions, in an effort to help paint a proper picture of what to expect when you get your Watch next month.  Read More

 

Apple event recap: everything about Apple Watch, new MacBook, ResearchKit and more

By Cody Lee on Mar 9, 2015

The sun is beginning to set in Cupertino, which signifies that Apple’s media event day has come and gone. The keynote is over, all announcements have been made, and we now know what the fabled 12-inch MacBook looks like, and how much the golden Apple Watch will cost.

A lot has happened over the past 12 hours, and we understand that it can be tough to keep up with everything throughout the day. So tonight, as we like to do every post-event evening, we’ve put together a roundup telling you everything you need to know about Apple’s big event. Read More

 

Apple Watch will be available for pre-order April 10, ships on April 24

By Cody Lee on Mar 9, 2015

Wrapping up the Apple Watch portion of today’s event, Tim Cook answered a number of long-awaited questions regarding the upcoming wearable. We now know more about pricing, configurations, and when it’s going to be available. Cook says the Apple Watch will become eligible for pre-order on April 10, and will start shipping on April 24. Read More

 

iOS 8.2 will be available for download today

By Cody Lee on Mar 9, 2015

On stage at Apple’s media event on Monday, Tim Cook announced that iOS 8.2 will launch to the public today. The software update, which has been in beta for several weeks now, will bring about the Apple Watch companion app that will allow your iPhone to talk to the upcoming wearable.

We saw a preview of the app back in January, when it was unearthed from a developer beta. It will allow users to customize a wide range of things on their Apple Watch including the Clock app with personalized monograms and alerts for notifications, people in your Contacts list, and more. Read More

 

Apple makes first steps into medical research, introduces ResearchKit

By Cody Lee on Mar 9, 2015

Apple’s Jeff Williams has just taken the stage at the Apple Watch event to talk about a new venture for the company: medical research. The SVP of Operations explains how working on HealthKit for iPhone led the Cupertino firm to release a new platform to aid in medical research, called ResearchKit.

“For all the amazing breakthroughs medical researchers have made, they still face big challenges,” Williams said. “Sometimes, researchers see patients only once a quarter, making it difficult to get a complete picture of their health.” And that’s where ResearchKit comes in—now researchers can create apps. Read More

 

Tim Cook kicks off Apple Watch event with retail numbers and other stats

By Cody Lee on Mar 9, 2015

Apple’s ‘Spring Forward’ event in San Francisco has begun this morning, and as usual, Tim Cook has taken the stage first to talk about the company’s performance over the last several months. As you may recall, Apple had a monster holiday quarter after launching new iPhones and Apple Pay in the fall, so the CEO has plenty to talk about. Read More

 

Apple Watch: everything we know so far

By Timothy Reavis on Mar 8, 2015

Speculation has surrounded Apple Watch for years – far back into the technological dark ages when it was referred to as ‘iWatch’ – but, despite being exceedingly more enlightened at present, we still don’t know everything about Apple’s long-awaited wearable.

That will change on Monday when Apple’s ‘Spring Forward’ event goes live, at which time more information about Apple Watch is expected to release, including prices and additional features. After the event, those attending will likely be able to go hands-on with an array of fully functioning Apple Watches in the white structure going up beside the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

The team at iDownloadBlog will be covering the keynote as it happens, per usual. Until then, however, tech and fashion enthusiasts must occupy themselves with the facts given us by Apple and leaks from other sources. As a result, we’ve compiled everything we know and think we know about Apple Watch. Read More

 

Banners begin going up at Yerba Buena Center ahead of Apple Watch event

By Cody Lee on Mar 4, 2015

Apple has begun decorating the outside of the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, ahead of Monday’s Apple Watch event. Creative Strategies analyst Ben Bajarin posted the above photo on Twitter this afternoon, showing a banner being hung on the front of the building.

The image on the banner matches the one on the invitations Apple sent out to media members last week for the event, which it has dubbed ‘Spring Forward.’ The phrase is a reference to Daylight Savings Time, which begins Sunday, and hints that the event will focus on the Apple Watch. Read More

 

Apple Watch event wallpapers: Spring Forward

By Jim Gresham on Mar 1, 2015

Last week, Apple sent media invitations to an event on March 9. It is widely expected the main subject will be the forthcoming Apple Watch, which Tim Cook announced will be available in April 2015. With the invitation reading “Spring Forward,” it is much less cryptic than previous invite wording. “Spring forward” is a common phrase to help people remember to set their clocks forward, ending daylight savings timeThe key here being the overt reference to a device telling time. Further, March 9 is the day after the end of daylight savings time.

Per usual, iDownloadBlog wants to help everyone celebrate the moment by highlighting event inspired wallpapers. Inside, you will find versions of the invitation for iPhone, iPad, and desktop. Read More

 

Apple to live stream March 9th Apple Watch event

By Cody Lee on Feb 26, 2015

Apple updated its website this morning to announce that it will be providing a live video stream of its upcoming March 9th event. On a new Live page at Apple.com, the company has posted the ‘Spring Forward’ image it’s been sending out to media outlets, inviting users to join it at 10 am PDT that day for a “special event.”

We are expecting Apple to use the stage time to reveal further details about its Apple Watch, which is slated to start shipping April. Despite a huge unveiling last fall, the company has been relatively mum about upper tier pricing, battery life, and various other aspects of the device, indicating it has a lot more to talk about. Read More

 
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